FTC Considering Crackdown on Non-Compete Agreements

Antitrust laws help regulate the conduct of businesses in order to promote fair market competition for the benefit of consumers. Recently, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it was considering a rule limiting businesses from pushing their employees to sign non-compete agreements preventing them from working at rival companies. Upon hiring, workers are sometimes […]


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Airbnb Sues Miami Real Estate Developer For Breach of Contract

Home sharing company Airbnb is a resource many use for lodging while traveling in place of hotel or bed and breakfast accommodations. While the service has been quite popular, Airbnb recently sued a company in which it invested for breach of contract. Airbnb entrusted a Miami real estate developer to open the company’s first branded […]


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Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Real Estate Transactions

A fiduciary duty is a legal obligation wherein one party must act in the best interest of another. The obligated party is known as the fiduciary and is entrusted with the care of the other party’s finances or property. When a breach of this trust occurs, it can have serious legal implications. Understanding how this […]


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TD Ameritrade & Charles Schwab Merger Raises Antitrust Concerns

When a merger of two companies happens, assets are often consolidated in order to combine the two entities. While mergers and acquisitions occur quite frequently, they have the potential to create serious antitrust issues. Recently, TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab announced plans to merge the two entities, raising antitrust concerns among many. Investment company Charles […]


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Apple Sues Former Chip Designer for Breach of Duty of Loyalty

Contracts are very commonplace in business transactions and partnerships. These binding agreements help to ensure the parties’ agreed terms are carried out in full on all sides of the agreement. When a party breaches a contract, it can be damaging to those involved. Recently, Apple sued a former chip designer after he allegedly breached his duty of loyalty and contract with the company.


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The Long Road to a CBS and Viacom Corporate Merger

The merging of two companies is a fairly common business practice. Mergers and acquisitions can consolidate company funds or assets, help stimulate growth, bring about a competitive advantage, or increase market share. Though a corporate merger is usually beneficial for both parties involved, it’s important to be aware of the amount of time the process can potentially take. In fact, the recent merger between CBS and Viacom has been brewing for nearly 20 years.


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Google Acquires Fitbit in a Massive $2.1 Billion Deal

Mergers and acquisitions are common business occurrences involving the consolidation of companies or assets through various types of financial transactions. Mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, tender offers, and more can all dramatically change the face of a well-known business. In fact, Google recently acquired Fitbit in its largest acquisition to date for about $2.1 billion. This comes as the search engine giant aims to grow its presence in the smartwatch and fitness technology industries.


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Two Texas Counties Allege Mishandling of Hurricane Harvey Claims

For many Houstonians, Hurricane Harvey proved to be a storm like no other. Over 27 trillion gallons of rain washed over our city, resulting in 50 inches of rainfall. The rainfall was so heavy, in fact, the National Weather Service had to update the colors used to showcase the severity of the rainfall on its weather charts to properly account for it. As to be expected after a storm like Harvey, many insurance claims for property damage were subsequently filed with insurance companies. Unfortunately, however, many Texans believe both insurance proceeds and local and federal funds designated to help pay these claims were mishandled, some even suggesting an investigation should take place.


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$10 Million Lawsuit Against Abandoned Texas Theme Park Veiled in Controversy

For many, the idea of their hometown or city having a localized theme park to go to with family and friends seems simple enough. However, this has been a topic of contention for many Houstonians, since the beloved AstroWorld closed its gates for good in 2005 and was eventually demolished to make room for additional […]


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